Here are four art markets in Singapore where you can get your art fix, and maybe even bring a little something home.

For: Cutting-edge artwork

MAAD (Market of Artists and Designers)

Artists and creatives gather around at a MAAD market

MAAD markets – where artists and designers come together, and creativity flourishes (Credit: MAAD)

To get a comprehensive overview of Singapore’s creative scene, mark down the monthly MAAD – Market of Artists and Designers – on your calendar. This is Singapore’s largest recurring art market and it hosts a wide range of contemporary artists and designers showcasing their original works and designs. Expect to experience plenty of cutting-edge art such as multidisciplinary installations, cool posters and express portrait drawing sessions. There’s also an interesting selection of unique jewellery, eco-friendly clothing and handmade ceramics and homewares to peruse.

Red Dot Traffic Building, 28 Maxwell Road

For: Fashionista-worthy picks

Makers’ Market

With a focus on interesting jewellery, statement accessories and natural beauty products, Makers’ Market is perfect for the trendy fashionista who wants to add something unique to his/her wardrobe. Besides handmade crafts and jewellery, this is a popular stomping ground for budding fashion designers to showcase their latest apparel and accessories.

Other wares up for grabs include original artworks, antique or repurposed furniture, vintage collectables, and even some artisanal pastries and cakes. What’s for certain is that there are always new designers and labels at the market, so you’ll be sure to unearth something interesting.

Markets are held at different locations in Singapore

For: Etsy-style artisanal wares

The Local People

The local artisans and designers at a market organised by The Local People

Get a taste of the local artistry by following the art markets of The Local People (Credit: The Local People)

For homeware, accessories and unique crafts handmade by local artisans and designers, visit markets organised by The Local People. They hold markets at various unusual locations around Singapore. All designers are carefully curated to ensure their wares are unique, and have that homemade quality of pieces you'd find on Etsy. When you need a break from browsing, grab a gourmet snack from a food truck or simply lie back on mats and cushions to watch movies projected on the viaduct ceiling for an alternative, hipster art experience you won’t forget.

Markets are held at different locations in Singapore

For: Fine arts at good prices

Affordable Art Fair

Art enthusiasts and aficionados line up at Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair is a pocket-friendly affair (Credit: Affordable Art Fair Singapore)

Art ranges in price from S$100 to S$15,000 at this biannual art festival, making it a great place for aficionados to sniff out up-and-coming artists at relatively pocket-friendly prices. Affordable Art Fair is loved for its welcoming atmosphere and approachable attitude to fine art, which is why it is considered one of the more popular art fairs in the country. This is also a good opportunity for collectors to meet gallery owners and the artists in person to find out more about the art they create. With a wide variety of art – including paintings, sculptures and installations – by Singapore as well as international artists, the Affordable Art Fair is a great place to vote with your wallet on the next big thing in the art world.

F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

If you are looking for something different in Singapore, remember to check out some of these art markets to pick out finds that nobody else will have.

Art ranges in price from S$100 to S$15,000 at this biannual art festival, making it a great place for aficionados to sniff out up-and-coming artists at relatively pocket-friendly prices.